The procession into the Sistine chapel began sometime after 4:30pm that afternoon. However, on this day, as dawn broke in Rome — where there was an expectation Scola was the leading contender to be elected to the papacy in the conclave that started later that day; dawn also broke in Milan, where hopes for a Scola papacy may have been dashed. For in Milan, you see, Italian anti-mafia police condu…More
The procession into the Sistine chapel began sometime after 4:30pm that afternoon. However, on this day, as dawn broke in Rome — where there was an expectation Scola was the leading contender to be elected to the papacy in the conclave that started later that day; dawn also broke in Milan, where hopes for a Scola papacy may have been dashed. For in Milan, you see, Italian anti-mafia police conducted a series of raids in Lombardy, the area around Milan, as well as other locations. The raids involved an investigation into “corruption linked to tenders by, and supplies to, hospitals
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The Forgotten ‘October Surprise’ of the 2013 Conclave

April 15, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – As regular readers of Roma Locuta Est know, we have continued to investigate the events surrounding the resignat…